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Ben Horne's Rosebud  


My father got me this old Schwinn...secondhand.

He painted it green, got a new seat for it.
Two-tone green, kind of a lime green and a deep forest green.
Fat tires.

Oh, it was so hard to ride, but I loved that bike.
I loved that bike. I'd ride with my friends.


This is a Schwinn bike from early 50's. 

Like Charles Foster Kane's sled in Orson Welles movie, Ben Horne the millionaire regrets his first bike.
And his childhood.
And true love.

Topic starter Posted : 01/08/2017 6:16 am

i would pine for that pine-colored bicycle too. i have an old green schwinn 3-speed from the 60's.. so i loved this scene & when he started reminiscing i was hoping we might get one of those ben horne flashbacks like the one about "dancing with a flashlight on the hooked rug" from the original series. alas that wasn't in the stars so thanks for posting this visual 🙂

Posted : 01/08/2017 9:21 am